Upcoming Teaching & Training  

February 8-12 and 22-24  Mediating the Litigated Case (6 days),  Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Irvine Campus, California, contact Lori Rushford  (310)506-4655
 
February 15  Failure to Communicate: The Top Five Reasons for Miscommunication Across Cultures and Genders (90 minute webinar), Seminar Partners, Canada
 
March 7-9  "I Can't Believe You Said That!" Common Communication Mistakes Across Cultures (keynote),  It's Not My Fault: Working with Conflicting Perspectives of Reality (90 minute workshop), Why Should I Even Listen to You? Understanding and Working with High Emotion (90 minute workshop), California State-Wide SELPA (special education) Conference, Riverside, California
 
March 15  Failure to Communicate: The Top Five Reasons for Miscommunication Across Cultures and Genders (workshops), Merrick Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
March 23  The Power of Listening: Techniques to Create Constructive Conversations (closing plenary), The Mediator's Mind (workshop with Bruce Edwards),  Northwest ADR Conference, Seattle, Washington
 
 
    
 

Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding, a national leader in the field of conflict resolution, has been providing training and mediation services for over thirty years. A former civil attorney, she was the Director and Senior Mediator at the Mediation Center in Ventura, California from 1985-2007 where she mediated over 4,000 disputes.  In addition, she served as a special education mediator for the California State Department of Education and has was the mediation partner and trainer for the Wisconsin Special Education System (WSEMS) from 2006 - 2017.

She is now a full-time trainer (Negotiation and Mediation Training Services), professor, and conflict resolution consultant and has provided training in negotiation, communication, mediation, and culture and gender issues in almost all 50 states in the US, as well as in Canada, England, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and Sweden.

 Nina customizes her trainings for businesses, courts, school districts, city, county, and federal government agencies, medical centers, corporations, bar associations, non-profit groups and universities. 

 Nina has taught at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law for over 25 years and Southern Methodist University for over 18 years. She has also been an instructor at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and the California Judicial College and is a guest lecturer at universities throughout the United States.  

She is a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution, the California Dispute Resolution Institute, and the Southern California Mediation Association, as well as on the Council for Distinguished Advisors at Pepperdine University and the Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University and many other organizations.

She was awarded the Peacemaker Award in 1992 by the Southern California Mediation Association for her outstanding work in the conflict resolution field, the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award, an international award given by the Association of Conflict Resolution, in 2005, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators in 2017.  She is an honorary fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and an emeritus fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. 

(See "About Nina" for further biographical information)

Nina offers the following Training Opportunities

  • Negotiation and Advanced Negotiation
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Mediation Training - advanced training in the following areas: family, civil, special education, organizational conflict, and labor.
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Collaborative Law Training
  • Corporate & Organizational Conflict Resolution

Trainings are customized to meet an organization's or agency's unique needs. Nina will work closely with you to tailor a specific program that qualifies for statutory requirements for state trainings for court programs or for the unique needs of your corporation.  

Please see our negotiation training and  mediation training pages for additional information (including the training calendar) and do not hesitate to use the contact page or email Nina at nina@meierding.com so that she may respond to you directly with regards to customizing a training program to meet your needs.& DVD Training

See Nina's 6 DVD Set: Cultural & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation

Or take the same course now with online streaming at a lower price here.